Perl 5.8 -> 5.10 On Current Production System

Jonathan McKeown j.mckeown at
Fri Mar 5 07:20:24 UTC 2010

On Thursday 04 March 2010 19:13:36 Matthew Seaman wrote:

> You got bitten by an ill-considered change introduced after the UPDATING
> instructions were written.  To work around it, you need to set
> DISABLE_CONFLICTS when rebuilding the port, eg like this:
>    # portupgrade -m DISABLE_CONFLICTS=yes -o lang/perl5.10 -f perl-5.8\.*
> Please feel free to complain volubly about this: it's hand-holding for
> newbies which annoys and incoveniences the vastly larger number of
> non-newbies (ie. anyone who has been using the ports for more than a few
> weeks.)

Has this absolutely ludicrous change not been reverted with extreme prejudice 
yet? And is there a PR where we can add interesting suggestions as to what 
miseries should be inflicted on the person responsible for it?

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